Few days ago, I had a discussion with my wife regarding what’s going on in the Middle East and in particular the Israeli bombardment over the whole of Gaza strip.
Before coming to the merit of our discussion, I will review some important figures with you regarding that bloody operation (figures updated on the 19th evening):
Ø Israel launched 1350 air raids over Gaza Strip in 6 days, including 80 yesterday, in all causing 100 officially confirmed civilian casualties, and several thousand wounded.
Ø Hamas launched some 1000 various types of missiles over the major Israeli cities, causing 3 officially confirmed casualties.
Ø Israeli air defence system Iron Dom have successfully intercepted only 307 of these missiles.
Every time we gaze the endless fields of that subject (the Palestinian Question), especially among friends, my wife and I converse around historical facts, reasons, treasons, wars, finance, weapons, lands, victims, human rights, crimes, indifference, cost of life, UN failures, Arab nation mishandlings, stupidity, Modern Colonialism, religion… And so on we go forth until we’re tired of not reaching a solution to end a similar complexity.
This morning (Monday 19th), while watching TV news, we found out that Nathanyahu’s ratings are soaring over a reach of 80% approval (meaning he secured the voting consensus for the coming elections.. In the end isn’t that the focal objective of the Gaza campaign?)!!
But the overwhelming shock suddenly came while hearing Sharon Jr. (Gilad Sharon, son of Ariel Sharon, on an interview to the Jerusalem Post) calling to: “…raze off Gaza like America did in Hiroshima”; at this point our morning conversation took a 180° radical abstract mathematical twist, defying our conventional mode of thinking and leading it to another opposite pragmatic extremity.
That twist started by a question: “What has always been the core of the conflict ever since the crusades?” The plain answer was: “Jerusalem.. And anything else has always come second”.. So:
· if the Three Monotheistic Religious references can’t reach a meeting point to start a constructive dialogue and establish a comprehensive peaceful coexistence,
· if the International community can’t reach an applicable decision to guarantee a “just and lasting peace” in the region,
· if both populations (families) aren’t able to sit together and draw a line, agreeing on practical and applicable measures/conditions to end this absurd medieval Feudal Conflict, which lasted too long and consumed much too many lives, and
· if Jerusalem is the initial symbolic Totem standing as the common denominator in the heart of the equation (since Israel wants it a Capital, so are the Palestinians.. And the Christian community also wants part of it);
Then.. Jerusalem must be totally eliminated out from that equation!!
As the General Assembly’s resolution 181 of 1947 (regarding the Partition Of Palestine into an Arab State sovereign on specific territory, a Jewish State sovereign on other parts, and keeping Jerusalem under international governance) didn’t work out at all, same as all the negotiations, resolutions and peace talks of the past 60 years have gone in vain; therefore the only way to solve the Palestinian Question, by taking Jerusalem out of that equation, is to “raze it to the ground and wipe it out from the face of the earth”; if this would result as the only remaining solution for saving lives and living in peace. So that no one will have anything more to say, and there will be nothing left for Jews, Christians and Muslims to kill each other for!
At this point we were so enthusiast and content for reaching the solution that will finally oblige the contenders to rationally sit and talk to end their grievances.. Just like two or more families who suffered too long from the consequences a Feudal War that is consuming their lives and resources, causing losses of enormous reach and cannot be sustained any longer.. A war that their younger generations can’t even define when or why it started in the first place.
Nevertheless, we have concluded our discussion agreeing upon the certainty that human avidity and stupidity managed by the mutant Capital Rapacity would definitely find more than one valid reason to continue the absurd blood bath.
So if that is really the will of Allah, not the fruit of modern man’s irresponsibility; so let’s try to outlive it and leave those who may come after us to do the right thing!
Because we believe that “the things one does for himself go with him to the grave, but the things he does for others and for the world remain forever”; so until our hour is due, we’ll keep explaining to our friends, talking to our neighbours, posting on our blogs, sending e-mails, texting, twitting, sharing, chatting and conversing.. Because that is the least contribution we can offer to those who have no more voice to call for anyone’s help anywhere.. Simply because they ceased to live crushed under the rubbles of their homes and shelters demolished by an Israeli Dirty Cluster Bombs, released from the wings of a remodeled F18 Israeli fighter plane, intelligently guided and surgically delivered by a 22 year old Israeli pilot wearing his Classic Ray Ban, while listening to Metallica and chewing American Bubble Gum!
Pass On The Word.
PS: Just a reminder to those who didn't know the enormity of the loss we are all suffering its terrible consequences since 65 years.. Here is the map of the UN GAR 181 defining the partition of Palestine into TWO SOVEREIGN STATES! Note the land distrution regarding size, type, fertility, and water resources.